Veteran’s Affairs Commission

Iowa Code 35B.3


To determine if qualified veterans’ are eligible for emergency financial assistance.


Composition and Term Limits:

The County Commission of Veteran’s Affairs shall consist of either three (3) or (5) persons, as determined by the County Board of Supervisors, all of whom shall be veterans as defined in section 35.1. If possible, each member of the commission shall be veteran of a different military action. However, this qualification does not preclude membership to a veteran who served in more than one of the military actions. Members of this commission shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors to staggered three (3) year terms at the regular meeting in June. However, a member shall serve until a successor has been appointed and qualifies. The Board of Supervisors may remove an appointee at any time for neglect of duty or maladministration. A vacancy on the commission shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the regular term in the same manner as regular appointments are made. If the Board of Supervisors increases in commission of the veteran affairs membership to five (5) members, the initial terms of the two (2) new members shall be two (2) and three (3) years respectively. However, the new members shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualify.



A member of the commission shall receive compensation as established by the Board of Supervisors for each month during which the member attends one or more commission meetings and shall be reimbursed for mileage the same as a member of the County Board of Supervisors. Compensation and mileage shall be paid out of the appropriation authorized in section 35B.14.



The commission shall meet monthly and at other times as necessary. At the monthly meeting it shall be determined who are entitled to benefits and the probable amount required to be expended. The commission shall meet annually to prepare an estimated budget for all expenditures to be made in the next fiscal year and certify the budget to the County Board of Supervisors. The County Board of Supervisors approve or reduce the budget for valid reasons shown and entered of record and the County Board of Supervisors decision is final.


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